Our first full day in Nicaragua has been incredible! We got some great sleep last night (we were SO tired from traveling) and woke up feeling rested. We had an awesome devotional with the Nicaraguan staff over John 21:1-14 and then some fresh breakfast this morning, made by the best cooks in all of Nicaragua (we’re thoroughly convinced and maybe a little biased). After breakfast we got started with some Pine Cove Way sessions taught by Manuel, one of the Nicaraguan leaders! During these “Way sessions” Manuel explained the heart behind everything we do at camp, how it is all for God’s glory and for the campers to know Jesus more!
After the Way sessions, we got the opportunity to learn from the Nicaraguan staff some of the games and dances that we’ll be leading the campers in, once they get here! We also got to teach them some Pine Cove dances and games, as well! This was a great time to bond with them, laugh, talk about our favorite passages of Scripture and to see so many personalities come out. It was just another example of how God uses camping ministry to break down walls and build relationships in order to share the Gospel with so many.
After a really well timed-after lunch- siesta (a tradition we really wish would catch on in the U.S.), we spent a lot of the day decorating camp in preparation for the campers coming tomorrow. Even though our art supplies were limited, our team’s Pinterest DIY skills really kicked in, and camp looks great! Our team met their Nicaraguan co-counselors that they will get to lead cabins with all week. They got some incredible time to pray with them, asking the Lord to do eternal work in their lives and their campers lives during the short time they’re here.
We’re excited for the campers to get here bright and early tomorrow, maybe as early as 6 am!!! We have a full day planned and we’re anxious with anticipation to meet all 60+ of our campers tomorrow and begin to have fun and share the love of Christ with them!
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